must wear shin guards, proper cleats (no metal or football cleats) and matching
not allowed to be worn by any participant during games, except for one piece
head/sweat bands that do not have to be tied or do not have any form of
knot(s). Illegal headgear consists of any hats, baseball caps, and any other
such similar headgear.
-As long as two
representatives from a team are present, that team will have a ten (10) minute
grace period at the start of a game. The game clock will begin at the scheduled
game time and will last until 10 minutes past. At five (5) minutes, a goal will
be awarded to the team ready to play. At nine (9) minutes past, a second goal
will be awarded to the team that is ready to play. At 10 minutes past, the game
is forfeited and a score of 2-0 will be recorded. If a team arrives within that
ten-minute grace period, the game will start with the remaining game clock and
any goals awarded will remain as the starting score. A team must have at
least two players for the grace period to be allowed. If a team has three or
less players at the scheduled game time, it is automatically a forfeit. The
team that was ready to play at the original start of the game will have the
-A team will
consist of 8 players.
-A team may
start the game with as few as 6 players.
-There are unlimited subs.
-Subs can be made during any stoppage of play.
-Choice of ends and the
kick-off shall be decided by the toss of a coin.
-There will be
two 30 minute halves.
account for stoppage time.
-10 minute half
Tie Breaker- Playoffs Only
-If at the end
of a match the score is tied there will be one 10 minute sudden death overtime.
-If at the end
of sudden death overtime the score is tied there will be a penalty style shoot
-5 shots will
be taken on the goalie that was in the goal the last 5 minutes of the game
-Players may be
chosen before the shootout begins, all other players must move beyond midfield.
-The 5 shots
will be taken from 12 yards out.
-A goal is
scored when the ENTIRE ball has crossed the goal line between the goal posts
and under the cross bar; provided it has not been thrown, directly propelled by
hand, arm, or carried by a player of the attacking team. A female goal will
count as TWO (2) goals.
-A goal may be
scored from a:
-direct free kick
use their hands anywhere inside their goal box.
-Goalies have 5
seconds until they are required to release a controlled held ball.
throw the ball past mid field.
-Once a goalie
has controlled and then released the ball he/she may not touch the ball again
using their hands until another player has touched the ball.
play the ball from being on the ground within their goal box. The ball or any
part of the goalie’s body must be touching the goalie box.
goalies, the relief goalie must enter the field and previous goalie must exit
the field immediately. Once off the field this person may sub in for teammates,
but they must leave the field first.
-Prior to the
last five (5) minutes of the game, if a team wants to exchange goalies they
must do so because after the five (5) minute mark the goalie will not be
allowed to change positions. Therefore, the goalie that is in the last five (5)
minutes of the game will be the goalie that defends against penalty shots.
tackling: There will be no slide tackling in 8v8 play.
ball touched with a hand or arm by any player other than the goalie.
tripping, pushing, holding
substitution (substitute entering the field before the player he/she is
replacing is off).
-There will be NO
OFFSIDES in 8-on-8 soccer
keep their heels on the goal line. Once the kicker has begun his/her attempt
the goalie may move laterally, but not until then.
-Once a kicker
has kicked a penalty shot then a goalie may move forward/backward, but not
until the ball has been kicked.
-The kicker has
only one attempt to score. The attempt must be in one motion. If the kicker
stops the penalty shot it is considered a missed shot.
-The goalie may
not move from the end line until a ball is kicked.
not be exchanged during penalty shots
Direct Free Kick
-A direct free
kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits 1 of these 6 offences:
attempts to kick an opponent
attempts to trip an opponent
or attempts to strike an opponent
-A direct kick
is also awarded if a player commits any of the following four offences:
an opponent to gain possession of the ball, making contact with the opponent
before touching the ball
the ball deliberately
A direct free kick is taken from where the
-A penalty kick
is awarded if any of the above offences is committed by a player inside his own
penalty area, irrespective of the position of the ball, provided it is in play.
Indirect Free Kick
free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper, inside his own penalty
area, commits any of the following four offences:
more than 5 seconds while controlling the ball with his hands before releasing
the ball again with his hands after it has been released from his possession
and has not touched any other player. (Exception if a goalie is bouncing the
the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a
the ball with his hands after he has received if directly from a throw-in taken
by a team-mate.
An indirect free kick is also awarded to
the opposing team if a player in the opinion of the referee…
-Plays in a
progress of an opponent
goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands
other offence, not previously mentioned
signals when the shot is taken and can only be a goal if the ball touches
another player before it enters the goal.
indirect free kick is taken from where the offence occurred)
official refrains from whistling a violation or foul, he/she will clearly
indicate by voice and gesture that it is an advantage so the players know that
the penalty has not gone unnoticed. An advantage will be called if, in the
judgment of the official, the attacking player has a legitimate shot to make a
-A goal can not
be scored from a throw in.
-Ball must pass
over the player head
-Both feet must
remain on the ground
-A goal may be
scored off a corner kick
-A corner kick
is awarded when the whole ball, having last touched a player of the defending
team, passes over the goal line either on the ground or in the air, and a goal
is not scored.
-The ball is
placed inside the corner arc at the nearest corner flag
-The ball is
kicked by the player of the attacking team
Player and coach conduct
responsible for the conduct of their players and fans
captain is allowed to address an official during play
unsportsmanlike conduct including unnecessary roughness, arguing with
officials, fighting, abusive language directed towards officials/opponents will
result in player(s) involved being ejected from the game.
ejected from the game will automatically be suspended for one contest.
being ejected twice in a single season must meet with the league director
before he/she may return to play. Team captains from other teams will be
consulted on their opinion if that player should be allowed to return.
YELLOW AND RED CARD VIOLATIONS
-A player shall
be issued a yellow card (cautioned) if she or he:
by word or action,
infringes the law of the game,
enters the game,
exits the game,
the restart of the game (throw in, corner kick, free kick),
not assume the 10 yards on a corner kick or free kick,
other violation or foul the officials deem as a yellow card violation.
-A player shall be issued a red card (ejected from game) if she
serious foul play,
foul and abusive language,
at another player, referee, or spectator,
a second yellow card in the same game,
physically impedes a player with an obvious opportunity to score a goal,
his opponent a goal by intentionally handling the ball,
other violation or foul the officials deem as a red card violation.
-Players receiving a red card will be suspended from their next